print logo

4th ISCI International Conference - One month left for abstract submission


Main Theme: Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy.

Date: May 29 – 31, 2013.

Venue: Hoam Faculty House, Seoul National University, Korea.

Contact information: ISCI Conference Team

Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Korea



Abstract Submission: November 30, 2012


Important Deadlines:

Abstract submission – November 30, 2012

Full paper submission (optional) – March 15, 2013

Early bird registration – before February 28, 2013

Regular registration – after February 28, 2013



The 4th ISCI conference will explore how child indicators can be used to improve the well-being of children in a globalized world under the conference’s main theme “Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy.”


◈ Topics to be addressed in the conference include

  • Theory and conceptual frameworks of child indicators
  • Measurement, data, and methods on child indicators
  • Dissemination of child indicators
  • Advocacy using child indicators
  • Policy and program development using child indicators
  • Children’s subjective well-being
  • Information technology and child indicators
  • Child indicators across cultures and borders
  • ‘Glocalization’ of child indicators



◈ Abstract submission

-         Deadline for abstract submission is November 30, 2012

-         Guidelines for submission can be found on our homepage



◈ Registration

Now possible through our website at   


◈ Conference Venue

The 4th ISCI Conference will be held at Hoam Faculty House located at the Seoul National University’s campus.

Detailed information about the venue, accommodation and transportation can be found on our homepage


◈ Speakers for Plenary Sessions


The 2013 ISCI Conference Team is proud to present the following distinguished speakers for plenary sessions.


Professor Asher Ben-Arieh

Asher Ben-Arieh is a professor of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the director of the Haruv Institute in Jerusalem. Ben-Arieh served for 20 years as the associate director of Israel's National Council for the Child. He was among the founding members of the International Society for Children Indicators (ISCI) and serves as its first co-chair. He is one of the leading international experts on social indicators, particularly as they relate to child well-being. Ben-Arieh is the founding editor in chief of the Child Indicators Research (CIR) journal and the Children well being: Research and Indicators book series.


Professor Yanghee Lee

Yanghee Lee currently holds joint appointments in the Law School; Department of Child Psychology and Education; and Department of Human Resources Development at Sungkyunkwan University. Lee has been a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child since 2003 and has served as its Chair from 2007-2011 and is currently serving as its Vice-Chair. She has been the guiding force in the drafting, negotiation, and adoption of the 3rd Optional Protocol to the CRC on Communications Procedure. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Gender Equality, and the Korean Ministry of Justice.


Professor Jonathan Bradshaw

Jonathan Bradshaw is a Professor of Social Policy at the University of York, UK. Bradshaw is a member of the ISCI Board. His most recent book is titled The Well-being of children in the UK (Policy Press 2011). He is a consultant to UNICEF and contributed to Innocenti Report Cards 10 and 11 and has published a number of comparative studies of child well-being and child benefit packages. He is a Trustee of the Child Poverty Action Group and an Hon. Fellow of UNICEF, UK.



Contact information: ISCI Conference Team

                                     Department of Social Welfare,

                                     Seoul National University, Korea


                                     Tel.: (82) 2-880-6456

                                     Fax: (82) 2-888-6981

                                     Address: 16-331 Department of Social Welfare,

               College of Social Science,

               Seoul National University,

               599 Kwanak-ro, Kwanak-gu,

               Seoul 151-746, KOREA.


Tags: ["Child indicators", "research", "evaluation", "data", "measurement", "research methods", "globalisation"]
Published Oct. 31, 2012 11:41 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:10 PM